A group of more than 20 bicyclists used the public comment section of the Palos Verdes Estates City Council meeting to continue to call for additional cycling signs in the city.

Members of the group read from a National Institute of Health study that advocates for the use of signs that read “Bicycles May Use Full Lane,” which the cyclists have been pushing for in the city recently. Those signs, they said, most effectively encourage drivers to respect cyclists’ right to use the full lane under certain conditions.

At its Oct. 11 meeting, the council struck down a proposal to install five of the signs along city roads. Mayor Jennifer King and other council members cited a Roadway Safety Master plan being developed between Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills Estates as their reason for rejecting the signs. Approving the signage now, before the master plan is complete, would create more inconsistencies on the cities’ roadways, something the plan aims to diminish, they said.

– Cynthia Washicko

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